Im-tashiv mishabat raglekha ashoot khafatzeikha beyom kadshi vekarata laShabat Oneg likdosh HaShem (Adonai) mekhubad vekhibadto mea`shoot derakheikha mimtzo kheftzekha vedaber Davar:

If you turn away your foot from [traveling unduly on] the Shabbat, from doing your own pleasure on My Set Apart Day, and call the Shabbat a [spiritual] delight, the Set Apart of HaShem (Adonai) honorable, and honor Him and it, not going your own way or seeking or finding your own pleasure or speaking with your own [idle] words, [YeshaYahu 58:13]

Az titanag al-HaShem (Adonai) vehirkavtikha al-bamovtei eretz ve ha akhaltikha nakhalat Ya'akov avikha: Ki pi HaShem (Adonai) Diber:

Then will you delight yourself in HaShem (Adonai), and I will make you to ride on the high places of the earth, and I will feed you with the heritage [promised for you] of Ya'akov your father:

For the mouth of HaShem (Adonai) has spoken it. [Yeshayahu 58:14]

[Bersheet 27:28, 29; 28:13-15.]

This is an Informal Erev Shabbat (or Friday evening) gathering of Yehudim in a Shul or private home to express outwardly the happiness inherent in the Shabbat holiday. Now more social than religious, the group entertains itself with music, drama, community discussions, lectures, or the singing of religious melodies¡ªall in keeping with the biblical injunction, ¡°and call the Sabbath a delight¡± (Yeshayahu 58:13). Usually refreshments are provided to complement the congenial atmosphere and perpetuate in spirit the Talmud¡¯s recommendation to eat three full meals that day.

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